Mike’s Midterm Tsunami Truth #10
Meet Blake Masters, Whackadoodle No. 9
(A daily series to counter the reporting that the Republicans are going to win the House and Senate)
In 34 days from today, on Wednesday November 9th, I believe we will wake up that morning with smiles on our faces. Because tens of millions of us will have descended upon the polls the day before and, in a poignantly Democratic move, saved our Democracy.
And while we enjoy our morning coffee or tea, we will revel in our own contribution to this victory — those 5 new voters we each registered, the carpool shuttles we arranged to get our fellow Americans to the polls, the donations made to our progressive candidates and all the groups that fought for a free and fair election. And when we leave the house that morning in our fall jackets, we’ll look down and notice we’ve left our “I Voted” sticker on the front, and in a moment of both joy and relief, we’ll decide to leave it on for another day or two or three…
And in the midst of all that, we will also feel a small flicker of a thank you to the Republicans for helping us win by running the craziest bunch of whackadoodle candidates in the history of this country.
So today, I’d like to introduce you to the next Republican candidate on my Top Ten Whackadoodle list.
Without further ado, please meet…
9. Blake Masters! — Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Arizona!
Blake Masters, the Republican candidate running against Democratic incumbent Senator Mark Kelly in Arizona, has a vision for America:
“Local control! Small empowered villages and towns would probably be… much better. Where our children would not get indoctrinated, but be brought up with the town’s values and the family’s values…”
So what would these “town values,” and these “family values” be in Masters’ villages?
After listening to Masters speak for the last few hours — culling through various Twitter videos, podcast interviews, Fox News appearances, debates, and his own campaign ads — I’ve learned a few things as to where Blake Masters stands:
Critical Race Theory —
On the podcast Subversive with Alex Kaschuta:
“Good luck criticizing me for saying Critical Race Theory is anti-white. It obviously is.”
Trans Rights —
Speaking to Tucker Carlson:
“Tucker, the schools! They’re indoctrinating our kids. They’re teaching boys to cut off their… [leaves a pause so he doesn’t have to say “penis”]...I mean, my God!”
Affirmative Action —
“I can’t think of a single policy since the end of Jim Crow that’s been worse, or more divisive for race relations in this country. Race quotas are wrong. Gender quotas are wrong. They’re unjust, they’re illegal, but the Democrats are addicted to this kind of identity politics garbage. They just care about how you look, not whether you’re the best qualified, or whether you can do the best job. You know, if you want to see the Affirmative Action regime on display — just look at Biden’s White House. Biden promised that he would choose a woman for his V.P. Then, of course, he chose Kamala Harris — so incompetent she can’t even get a sentence out. But I’ve never spoken to anyone who can say with a straight face that Kamala was somehow the most qualified candidate for that job.”
The Jeff Oravits Show (podcast):
“I didn’t say she [Justice Jackson] didn’t go to a good law school. She’s probably like, you know, she’s probably got a high IQ. What I said was she’s the affirmative action candidate, and she just indisputably is…”
Gun Violence —
The Jeff Oravits Show (podcast):
“We do have a gun violence problem in this country, and it’s gang violence, right? It’s gangs, it’s people in Chicago, St. Louis, shooting each other. Very often, you know, black people, frankly. And the Democrats don’t want to do anything about that. Look at San Francisco and L.A. — they’ve legalized crime.” He also added, “Republicans don’t want to talk about urban crime, right? Because they’re terrified of being called racist. And Democrats don’t want to talk about big city crime because they’re ok with it. You know they want Phoenix to look more like Chicago, more like Baltimore. And, I just have a problem with that. If you don’t have law and order, you don’t have anything.”
Reported by the NYTimes:
“What the Left really wants to do is change the demographics of this country,” Mr. Masters said in a video posted to Twitter last fall. “They do. They want to do that so they can consolidate power and so they can never lose another election.”
And on Twitter:
“Illegal immigration is a disaster, and this mass amnesty is an electoral strategy for the Democrats.” He added, “So if you want to call me a white supremacist for that, that’s stupid, but go ahead and knock yourself out. Be my guest.”
The Jeff Oravits Show:
“Well, we know what a good piece of border legislation looks like — we’ve got to triple the size of border patrol, finish President Trump’s wall, re-implement Remain In Mexico, mandatory e-verify. I’m a tech guy, so I want technology to help us lock that border down, right? Infrared cameras to map every inch so we can tell where the tunnels are and blow ‘em up. We know what to do. The problem is we lack the political will. You know, the Democrats don’t want to seal the border. Quite the opposite — they want the open border, and too many Republicans get squeamish about it, right? They don’t want to be called racist.”
On Democrats —
Speaking to Tucker Carlson:
“It all goes back to the Democrats trying to destroy the family. You know, whatever the issue is that the Dems are shrieking about today — maybe it’s COVID, maybe it’s climate change, maybe it’s systemic racism — ultimately their goal is to separate, to drive a wedge between children and their parents. For the Left it’s about creating this new red guard, right? Training this new generation of activists who are going to go and try and erase our history, and destroy our country.”
Taking all this into consideration, all the people overtly excluded from Masters’ vision of America, I can’t help but wonder — who are the people left to be Masters’ neighbors in these new perfect white villages?
Well, Andrew Anglin for one, founder of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, a site with a running “Demographic countdown” clock ticking down until non-white people outnumber the white people. He has also authored numerous articles with headlines like “Satanic Hindu of Color Kamala Says Only Blacks Will Get Hurricane Relief” and “Unfunny Mulatto Fa**ot Trevor Noah Finally Giving Up, Quitting Failed Daily Show”. And he has also said this, as reported by the Phoenix New Times:
“This is the Jews for you, people,” Anglin wrote in the first of a 30-article series that advocates genocide of Jewish people. “They are a vicious, evil race of hate-filled psychopaths. When you do something they don’t like, they will use the power of the media to come down on you, assassinate your character.”
“Jews should be exterminated” and, “The day is coming when we’re going to tear down the hoax [Holocaust] memorial in Berlin and replace it with a statue of Hitler 1,000 feet tall."
On June 9th, Anglin said that Masters was “exactly the kind of man this country needs,” writing:
“I cannot give a more forceful endorsement, and I demand that anyone in Arizona (who is not some kind of known neo-Nazi or whatever) get in contact with his campaign and see what kind of help he needs.
This is exactly the kind of man this country needs.”
Three weeks later, on July 2nd, after a public outcry, Masters finally rejected the endorsement — though he didn’t actually denounce Anglin’s toxic hatred and nationalist ideology, instead he lashed out at the media.
In a statement to the Phoenix New Times, Masters wrote:
“I’ve never heard of this guy and I reject his support. The reason I’ve never heard of him is because he’s a nobody, and nobody cares about him except the media.” He continued, “They’d like to build him up in order to smear anybody who believes in common sense border security as some kind of ‘Nazi.’ It’s a cheap tactic from Mark Kelly’s media allies and it’s not going to work.”
At the end of July, Masters was also endorsed by Andrew Torba — founder of Gab, the far-right social media platform whose logo is a green frog in a not-too-subtle nod to the notorious Pepe the Frog found in racist memes, which is known for hosting white supremacists. This past February, Torba himself was a speaker at a white nationalist conference and has Tweeted things in the past like, “We’re building a parallel Christian society because we are fed up and done with the Judeo-Bolshevik one.”
A couple days after Torba’s endorsement, Masters claimed he didn’t know Torba either, in a very familiar, cut-and-paste statement to the Arizona Mirror:
“I’ve never heard of this guy and I reject his support… The reason I’ve never heard of him is because he’s a nobody, and nobody cares about him except the media.”
In a since deleted post, Torba posted on Gab, "Blake Masters knows exactly who I am." On August 9th, Jewish Insider obtained an audio recording of a nearly 3-min Twitter Spaces Live conversation between the two in January.
More of The Whackadoodle 10 to come!
Mike’s Midterm Tsunami of Truths:
Truth #1: The Campaign
Truth #2: Even a kid from 4th hour Trig class can beat this crowd
Truth #3: The Haters, the Bigots and the Supremacists Always Lose in the End
Truth #4: Introducing The Whackadoodle 10
Truth #5: Trump is not the Big Bad Wolf. But he is very afraid of You.
Truth #6: The Easy-to-Digest Republican Party Platform
Truth #7: Biden, Don’t F**k with Me
Truth #8: If you’re not registered, you can’t Roe, Roe, Roe the Vote!
Truth #9: Why will we win? Because the American people hate fascism.
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